Most baptized children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion after a minimum of two years of faithful attendance at Religious Education, or Catholic private school instruction no matter what their age.
During their second year of religious education for public school children (or after the second year of private school) the children are prepared to receive their first Reconciliation or Confession. Parents are required to attend a specialized evening meeting before their child receives this sacrament.
Confession takes place during class time in the church. The parents are invited to a special scheduled meeting during that time.